Home Style & Entertaining

Island style living

Posted on April 9th, 2020 by paularath

It’s far too easy to swim into a sea of angst in these days of self quarantine. It can sneak up on you at the most unexpected times, sometimes even when you’re just sitting in your comfy chair, reading. If and when this starts to happen, there’s a technique that Jerry has learned to employ,
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Posted on March 23rd, 2020 by paularath

Since Jerry and I are self-quarantined in our home, I decided to pay a little more attention than I usually do to the state of this place we love. My goal: to work on, or preferably complete, one task each day that will contribute to the care and cleanliness of our home. A few examples:
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Posted on March 9th, 2020 by paularath

You may have noticed I haven’t written a travel blog in awhile. Jerry and I decided to focus a year or so on our home and get some major stuff done. Major stuff such as refinishing the chocolate eucalyptus floors (pau!), re-roofing the house (pau!), installing new rain gutters (pau!), checking and cleaning our 30
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Posted on February 13th, 2020 by paularath

Well, hey, it can! That is, if it’s in the hands of an indigo expert who is determined to keep his craft going through the long winters in Cooperstown, New York. The man who introduced me to indigo, Darius Homay, has moved to a much colder clime, Cooperstown. Snow and ice are frequent backyard visitors.
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Posted on December 10th, 2019 by paularath

Three years ago, Jerry and I had three cats: Scrimshaw (“Scrimmy”), a lovely, loving, mellow gray cat Duncan and I found at the Humane Society, who lived happily with us until he died at the age of 21; LT, a feral cat who was born in our back yard and lived on our deck and
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